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Topic review - CA-38 Diorama
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Angeliccypher wrote:
Back at work on her. Pics to come soon.

Nice!
Post Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:29 pm
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Back at work on her. Pics to come soon.
Post Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:23 pm
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Nice project! I am looking forward to seeing this finished! She and her class is one of my favourite heavy cruisers of wwii!

:thumbs_up_1:
Aop.
Post Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:53 pm
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Angeliccypher wrote:
She just got dry docked for a while. The amount of issues I was starting to fix hit my tolerance level. I am jumping to the Hiryu for now.



Alas...but I know where you are coming from!

Tim W
Post Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:50 pm
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She just got dry docked for a while. The amount of issues I was starting to fix hit my tolerance level. I am jumping to the Hiryu for now.
Post Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:07 pm
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Very glad to see you back at this one and looking forward to seeing the progress on her!
Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:25 pm
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Glad to have it coming back. I got some more work done on the catapult towers. But now have the observation window and the does as well as removed extrainious "detailing". The PE caps are on them as well.

I also started working on the 40mm gun tubs, but the brass I cut was not long enough. So I have to redo that.
Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:30 pm
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:woo_hoo: Glad to see this one coming back!
Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:41 pm
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Angeliccypher wrote:
You are either complimenting my abilities to cut a straight line in brass or telling my that I am insane for taking umbridge with Trumpeter's shields? (For anyone not aware, Tim and I are friends in the real world so we tease each other a lot in good fun).


More like I'm impressed you're going that route--that's a lot of splinter shields, and yes, some pretty heavy lifting!

I only had to fabricate two for the (mysteriously) missing quad 40s that go with my Mo. Heck, they're probably in the same place as the 40mm barrels, and will be discovered long after I finish building that beast.

Tim W.
Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:11 pm
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You are either complimenting my abilities to cut a straight line in brass or telling my that I am insane for taking umbridge with Trumpeter's shields? (For anyone not aware, Tim and I are friends in the real world so we tease each other a lot in good fun).
Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:07 pm
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Angeliccypher wrote:
Here are the splinter shields and 40mm gun tubs that I have cut out of a brass sheet. These will be cut and folded accordingly. Once I have these attached to the top of the hangar area i will post pictures of that.


Wow. OK, I don't feel so bad about the fiddly-ness of the Pontos catapult PE on the Missouri now... :big_eyes:

Tim .
Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:15 am
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Here are the splinter shields and 40mm gun tubs that I have cut out of a brass sheet. These will be cut and folded accordingly. Once I have these attached to the top of the hangar area i will post pictures of that.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:10 am
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Angeliccypher wrote:
Closer to being done with this than your Bismarck:). Teasing aside I wouldnkike to finish this one before the end of summer.


The Mo will get done before the Bismarck, which is currently "drydocked."

TW
Post Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:14 pm
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Closer to being done with this than your Bismarck:). Teasing aside I wouldnkike to finish this one before the end of summer.
Post Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:11 pm
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Angeliccypher wrote:
Been a while since I was able to work on her. Work has started progressing again. I have realized that I am going to need to redo most of the splinter shields on the kit. No pictures to show yet, but work has started on this.


What, you aren't done? (Ducking).

Not that I'm one to be saying anything....

Tim W.
Post Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:57 pm
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Been a while since I was able to work on her. Work has started progressing again. I have realized that I am going to need to redo most of the splinter shields on the kit. No pictures to show yet, but work has started on this.
Post Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:30 pm
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MatthewB wrote:
Is that platform on the back of the Hangar the platform for the Rangefinder that goes back there?


That platform had different things on it in different fits. After her Aug 44 retrofit it was a single 20mm Oerlikon.

Thanks Tracy! That is awesome. I did see the damage report you sent over and that started me thinking about redoing the hangar area. The Astoria plans gives me some more fuel for this. I will likely be attacking it soon. This also gives some indication about the items on the outer bulkheads of the hangar now too.
Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:38 am
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Hey Gabriel - have you finished the hangar yet? What you have is much better than the stock kit and I am not suggesting a rip & tear! However, if it's not installed there might be a neat opportunity for you (one that I hope to realize on my build if I ever get back to it). The hangar was not a squared off box, it was actually tapered aft, and there were a couple of doors to the aft deck. That's what you're seeing in this photo that Matt posted. I took the Astoria Booklet of General Plans and the damage plate I posted to demonstrate:

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Note the doors showing in the Astoria BOGP (note also the "Vent Trunk" labelled in the plans is also visible in San Francisco). The reason I stopped my build is I can't figure out the side blocks - they're open other than lockers on the Astoria plans but appear more sectioned on San Francisco. I didn't have access to Astoria's BOGP before and didn't think to compare the two... food for thought in my own (stalled) build.
Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:15 pm
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Is that platform on the back of the Hangar the platform for the Rangefinder that goes back there?

I am so confused (and annoyed at my old SF build - I can hardly wait to build it again).

MB
Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:51 pm
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The actual construction time does not reflect the time spent pouring through resources to figure out WTF Trumpeter was thinking. Joking aside I have done most of the corrections that I am going to on the bulkheads. Actual corrections detailed in the picture descriptions.

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File comment: Forward and middle doors relocated. All doors replaced with PE. Removed random ladder that went nowhere and some detail that I have no idea what it was supposed to be (and was not in photos). Cut out the square for the vent, which will have some more stuff added later. PE for the portholes (some were in the wrong location so that was addressed. Others were no supposed to be there at all). Vertical ladder added. What I think are some sort exhaust pieces looked horrible and one was in the wrong location. Corrected the location and replaced them with downspouts of my making.
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File comment: Not as much work needed on this side. The forward door was moved as well as the forward downspout. There will be a ladder latter but I need to get the splinter shields done first. The forward area that sicks out where the 40mm guntub will go had the cone shaped bump on the bulkhead (similar to the port side photo) that should not be there. That was flattened out.
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I will finish the vent mentioned above and the splinter shields/guntubs. After that I should be done with this part. Then the fun begins on the structure pieces that attach on top of this section.

I swear, my next kit will not involve this much corrective surgery!!!! (At least it better not).

Comments as always are very appreciated. Thanks for looking.
Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:03 pm

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